Daughter of George Peter ZERBE 1715 – 1782 and Anna Christina LAUCK 1715 – ?
"St. Clair, Schuylkill Co., Penna., April 9, 1913
I, Edwin Minnich, do hereby certify that the unmarked grave in the northwest corner of old St. Peter's Lutheran and Reformed burying ground, laid out about 1780, one and a quarter miles west of Cressona, Schuylkill County, is that of my great grandfather, Capt. Conrad Minnich, who lived at the present site of the Seven Stars Hotel, Manheim Township, Schuylkill County, Penna. He died 1796 and his wife, Elizabeth Zerbe, of Heidelberg Township, Berks County, died about 1799, and they were buried beside each other in the above designated cemetery; when a boy I frequently visited this spot with my great aunt, Mrs. Elizabeth Phillips, daughter of Conrad and Elizabeth Minnich, who lived nearby, and whom I assisted in fixing up the graves of her parents. I identify the grave by its proximity to the fence and a large tree, since hewn down, the stump of which is still standing,and also by a tombstone adjoining their headstones which were of sand stone and have long since been destroyed by the elements.
Edwin J. Minnich."
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 10th day of April, 1913.Frank Little, Notary Public
GRAVES OF "MEN OF 1776" MARKED
The work of erecting the Revolutionary War tombstones of Capt.Conrad Minnich and George Zerbe, early settlers of this locality, was completed early this week. Conrad Minnich is interred in St. Peter's cemetery, an old burying
ground layed out 1780-'90, in Beaver Valley, (Schnickle Creek Dahl), one and a quarter miles west of Cressona;
Conrad Minnich's wife, Elizabeth Zerbe, for whom a tombstone was also erected, was a sister of George Zerbe.
George Peter Zerbe (1702 - 1782)
Conrad Minnich (1740 - 1796)*
Catarina Minnich Labenberg (1762 - 1832)*
Elizabeth Zerbe Minnich (1740 - 1799)
John George Zerbe (1752 - 1814)*
Saint Peters Lutheran and Reformed Cemetery
Created by: janicet
Record added: Nov 23, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 62049653
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